Manuscript-Talisman, al-Khatmah al-Maghribīyah al-sulṭānīyah wa-al-khullah al-Ibrāhīmīyah al-burhānīyah

Manuscript-Talisman, al-Khatmah al-Maghribīyah al-sulṭānīyah wa-al-khullah al-Ibrāhīmīyah al-burhānīyah

Decorated tughra of Süleyman the Magnificent (1520). A tughra is a calligraphic monogram, seal or signature of an Ottoman sultan that was affixed to all official documents and correspondence. It was also carved on his seal and stamped on the coins minted during his reign. Very elaborate decorated versions were created for important documents that were also works of art in the tradition of Ottoman illumination, such as the example of Suleiman the Magnificent above.

Tughra (Official Signature) of Sultan Süleiman the Magnificent, Turkey, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper. Metropolitan Museum of Art

The illuminated double page from the Koran in the Bihari script. This copy was completed in 1399, the year after Timur's conquest of Delhi.

The illuminated double page from the Koran in the Bihari script.

The capture of Baghdad by Tahir from the Tarikh-i-Alfi ca. 1592-94

The Siege of Baghdad by Tahir, from the Tarikh-i-Alfi Medium: Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper Origin: India Date: ca. Period: Mughal dynasty Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 12) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image

Illuminated Manuscript, Three collections of poetry, Incipit with illuminated headpiece and titlepiece, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.657, fol. 54b | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Illuminated Manuscript, Three collections of poetry, Incipit with illuminated headpiece and titlepiece, Walters Art Museum Ms.

Illuminated Manuscript Koran, Decorated incipit page with… | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Decorated Incipit Page with Headpiece Introducing Chapter 18 This is a decorated incipit page from Walters manuscript with an illuminated headpiece introducing chapter 18 (Surat al-kahf). Iranian (Artist) century AH/AD century (Safavid)

Closing Prayer in the Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an - This is the first of two pairs of elaborately ornamental facing pages that appear at the end of the Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an, made in Shiraz about 1580.

Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an fols. 274v–275r

Closing Prayer in the Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an Qur˒an, in Arabic. Persia, Shiraz, ca. This is the first of two pairs of elaborately ornamental facing pages that appear at the end of the Jerrāḥ Pasha Qur˒an, made in Shiraz about

A Quran written in the Bihari script in 15th century India. The swooping letters are meant to give the impression of sailing boats. In the margins is a Persian translation of the ayahs meaning.

A Quran written in the Bihari script in century India. The swooping letters are meant to give the impression of sailing boats. In the margins is a Persian translation of the ayahs meaning.

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image 6) | calligrapher: Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi; illuminator: Zain al-'Abidin al-Tabrizi; author: Farid al-Din `Attar | text: dated A.H. 892/ A.D. 1487; illumination: ca. 1600 | Iran, Isfahan; present-day Afghanistan, Herat | ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 63.210.1

Illuminated Frontipiece of a Manuscript of the Mantiq al-tair (Language of the Birds) (image

Persian. "Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China" in the manuscript of Shahnama of Firdawsi Illustration and Text (Persian Verses) (Recto) 1482 (Pinned directly from the Cleveland Museum of Art)

"Nushirwan Sends Mihran Sitad to Fetch the Daughter of the King of China" in the manuscript of Shahnama of Firdawsi Illustration and Text (Persian Verses) (Recto) 1482 (Pinned directly from the Cleveland Museum of Art)

This elegant volume was copied by the princess Umm Salamah, a daughter of Fath’ali Shah Qajar, for her nephew, Prince Muhammad Husayn Mirza. The prayers are copied in naskh script in lines of variously colored inks. Umm Salamah, who was a fine calligrapher, was the fourth daughter of the shah.

A volume of Shiite prayers copied in naskh script by the princess Umm Salamah, a daughter of Fath’ali Shah Qajar, for her nephew, Prince Muhammad Husayn Mirza.

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